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Windows Phone 7 Series Development

Chris Bennett commented, "While the developer tools make it very easy to develop applications, this device is a complete departure from prior versions of Windows Mobile. And as such, many of the applications and techniques used on prior versions do not apply."

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Series Should Be Called the "Zune Phone"

This week is Microsoft's MIX10 conference. While I'm not attending in person, I am trying to catch the keynotes and as well as following some of the Twitter comments. In Scott Guthrie's opening keynote, there was a lot to be noted. It was clear that some of the big news was on Microsoft's efforts to take one more stab at the mobile market. 

The PC Has Become a Mainframe

Microsoft MultiPoint Server 2010 has managed to turn a PC into a mainframe. In fact it is much more like a mainframe than ever before. MultiPoint provides the ability to allow multiple people to use a single computer simultaneously. Using their own monitors, keyboard, and mouse, they have access to the Windows machine in much the same way that terminals could access a mainframe in the 80s.

A Market for Apps Going Mobile

Over the last few days, I've had a number of statistics related to mobile devices come across my desk. For example, a press release from Prompt Communications for asknet included a few stats on mobile growth. For example, 2010 mobile sales are expected to top $1 billion. This was after an expectation that the mobile commerce market sales would top $750 million in 2009, a 117% growth.

The Buzz on Google Buzz

Today Google announced Buzz. This will be added to Google. You'll find new icons on mobile google as well as find more on buzz at buzz.google.com. Google Buzz should allow you to share and communicate inside of Gmail and more. It extends what Gmail does with social networking. It tends to bring social media to gmail.

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